Deep Brain Stimulation

This information is useful for adults and older adults
An older man who needs deep brain stimulation looks off in the distance.

Deep brain stimulation —sending electrical currents to specific sections of the brain—is an Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment that often brings significant benefits to people with neurological conditions such as essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, and dystonia. Yale Medicine currently offers all forms of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, including asleep DBS.